In an era of sound engineering and pitch correction devices, listening to good live performances is a rare achievement. While there is no dearth of singers today, one is never sure how good they sound when not in the recording studio.
In the era gone by, playback singing was quite different with singers perfecting their craft to the letter. Watch singers such as Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi perform live and you will notice the years of practice that had gone into it. All the legendary singers of the golden era belonged to this set and Kishore Kumar was no exception, even if he was an unschooled genius.
On his death anniversary, here’s a look at five of his best live performances.